Dec 05, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Java

Feeling cheated, acting apathetic

Many Indonesian students face obstacles voting, but they aren’t much interested anyway

Symbols and signs

Photo-essay: PKS is often depicted as radical Islamist, but its members show evidence of ideological diversity

Winning the villages

Grassroots political operators hold the key to many candidates’ success

A second revolution?

Dangdut music continues to be a vital part of Indonesian popular culture

Children of the enemy

A child abducted during the Indonesian occupation returns to her former home

Water woes

Private sector participation in Jakarta’s water supply has left many citizens high and dry

Down by the riverside - Kali Ciliwung

Photo-essay: some of Jakarta’s poorest inhabitants find both suffering and happiness on the banks of its main river

Down by the riverside - Kali Code

Photo-essay: Kali Code is the heart of a diverse and eclectic community

Struggling to be young

Brotherhood among the poor urban youth of Jakarta

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Violence at the National Monument in Jakarta almost caused a conflict between Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah in Lamongan

Beyond terrorism and martyrdom

People in West Java hold diverse memories of the Darul Islam rebellion and its leader Kartosuwiryo

Frying the wires, freeing the waves

Grassroots organisations in Indonesia are building communication media from the most basic of utensils

Empowerment through conversion?

Chinese Indonesians and the Pentecostal-charismatic movement

Chinese, Muslim and proud of it

The Chinese Muslim community in Surabaya even has its own mosque

The politics of Imlek

In contemporary Indonesia, Imlek is much more than a cultural celebration

The tragedy of May 1998

Glodok: A photo essay

Against the grain

Two Chinese-Indonesian women are role models for the younger generation

In memory of martyrs

A Chinese community constructs and preserves the memory of their loved ones, the victims of racial and political violence in Banyuwangi

Demonstrating diversity

Photo-essay: Yogya’s community protests against the Pornography Bill

Hot debates

A law on pornography still divides the community

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